For Appearance' Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming

For Appearance' Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming

by Victoria Sherrow
     
 

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Examines all aspects of beauty, body ornamentation, and grooming.  See more details below

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Examines all aspects of beauty, body ornamentation, and grooming.

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Booknews
An encyclopedia of beauty and grooming which presents some 300 entries, in alphabetical order, ranging from a few paragraphs to many pages. Topics addressed include terms, influential people and corporations, body parts on which beauty products and procedures are commonly used, customs, grooming techniques and practices (and some cultural variations), and social issues. Intended for anyone wishing to learn more about the social history and customs of different societies, as well as the changing social attitudes about beauty. Although cross-referenced, indexed, and referenced, some of the biographical information is not unbiased, issuing from the cosmetics companies themselves. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313092695
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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VICTORIA SHERROW is a freelance author who has published numerous adult and young adult books in the fields of history, social issues, biography, and science.

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